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The Roadgrip team was contracted to paint the airfield and groove the runway at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport in the Cayman Islands.

Using one of our 1m wide grooving machines with vacuum collection, we grooved 108000 m2 of runway with a 6mmx6mm at 38mm centre pattern. You can read more about runway grooving techniques and benefits here: Trapezoidal Runway Grooving Versus Traditional Airfield Grooving. Which is Best?

We also painted 13,000 m2 of the airfield and applied striping to the runway taxiways and aprons using water-based acrylic paint. To improve visibility for pilots, we added type 3 reflective beads to the paintwork.

This was our third visit to the airport – although not as straightforward as the previous jobs due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place.

We are used to mobilising quickly anywhere in the world but on this occasion, with it being 2020, our operatives were quarantined on arrival. This meant they had to stay in the hotel for two weeks before the job could commence. They weren’t even allowed out of their hotel room for the entire duration. We’d like to say a big thank you to our guys for their dedication on this job, both for Roadgrip and our client.

As you can see from the accompanying video, our teams work in all weathers – even with hurricane season approaching. Our grooving equipment performs in torrential rain just as effectively as it does in dry weather.

If you would like to know more about our airfield services including grooving, painting, line and rubber removal, and friction testing, please visit Roadgrip Airports or contact us for a quick quote.